Overview

“Nobody writes about the thick-headed glories of sport with redder blood
than Atkinson. . . . He evokes the true joy of kicking ass.” —Men’s Health

Caveman Politics is a wild tale of the lowdown life and politics of a small Florida town. When a black man is accused of raping a white woman, his eccentric rugby teammates come out in force to help him, led by the crusading ...
See more details below
Caveman Politics

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price

Overview

“Nobody writes about the thick-headed glories of sport with redder blood
than Atkinson. . . . He evokes the true joy of kicking ass.” —Men’s Health

Caveman Politics is a wild tale of the lowdown life and politics of a small Florida town. When a black man is accused of raping a white woman, his eccentric rugby teammates come out in force to help him, led by the crusading reporter Joe Dolan.

The cops have presumed Mike guilty, the D.A. is determined to convict him at any cost for political reasons, and the “victim” is ready to sell her story to the movies. In the mix are a bizarre assortment of rugby players, a black lawyer who knows the system all too well, a life insurance salesman with a death wish, and a schizophrenic Elvis impersonator who may be the King reborn.

Needless to say, in short time all hell breaks loose. It’s a ribald, hilarious, tragic, unflinching look at the underbelly of America, full of dirty realism, intrigue, brutality, humor, romance, hate, love, sex, and the caveman politics of life.

A finalist for the Discover Great New Writers Award, Caveman Politics has gained a reputation as a cult novel and a no-holds-barred Florida thriller ranking with those of Carl Hiaasen and James Hall. Ice Time, Mr. Atkinson’s nationally renowned account of schoolboy hockey in his hometown, was a Publishers Weekly “Notable Book of the Year,” and a New England Booksellers Association bestseller.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Harry Crews
“Gutty, powerfully written — from start to finish, my kind of novel.”
book review
“A wild ride through rugby’s savage landscape. . . . This novel is highly recommended for any sentient jocks out there who have ever struggled for perfection in their sport or meaning in their lives.”
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014531047
  • Publisher: Breakaway Books
  • Publication date: 4/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 337 KB

Meet the Author

Jay Atkinson is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, investigative journalist, and itinerant amateur athlete from Methuen, Mass. He is the author of two novels, a story collection, and three narrative nonfiction books. His nonfiction book, ICE TIME, was a Publisher’s Weekly notable book of the year in 2001, and LEGENDS OF WINTER HILL was on the Boston Globe bestseller list for several weeks in 2005. Atkinson’s narrative nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Boston Globe and many other publications. A former two sport college athlete, Atkinson has competed in rugby for three decades and continues to play in exotic locales with the Vandals Rugby Club out of Los Angeles. He teaches journalism at Boston University.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)